Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of phrensy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • See frenzied.

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Examples

  • The joy, felt and expressed by that faithful servant, was quickly changed to sorrow, when she observed, at one moment, his wild and phrensied look, and, at another, the dark melancholy, that overhung him.

    The Mysteries of Udolpho

  • And now it is struck; for, starting from his trance into that unspeakable thing called his “flurry,” the monster horribly wallowed in his blood, overwrapped himself in impenetrable, mad, boiling spray, so that the imperilled craft, instantly dropping astern, had much ado blindly to struggle out from that phrensied twilight into the clear air of the day.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • Every southern breeze is wafting to our ears the wild shouts of a phrensied populace -- men who, in their passionate infatuation, seem resolved to tear away the pillars of this beautiful Republic.

    North Carolina Schools and Academies 1790-1840 A Documentary History

  • And if these are the imaginations of drunken delusion and phrensied insanity, can it be consistent with true religion for men taught by the Lord himself that "He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father" [809] to refuse to worship and glorify with the Father him who in nature, in glory, and in dignity is conjoined with him?

    NPNF2-08. Basil: Letters and Select Works

  • I made my first experience of the strange, suddenly-struck-solitary, altogether-ruined feeling of having lost one's dog! and also of the phrensied feeling of recognising him, from a distance, in the arms of a dog-stealer!

    New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • Chorus her phrensied triumph is brought out, and how she takes the bleeding object to be head of a young lion.

    Story of Orestes A Condensation of the Trilogy

  • A city-bred agitator stirred up the herdsmen to confront them, but the phrensied women drove the men before them, and tore the herds to pieces; like a flock of birds they skimmed along the land, and all gave way before them.

    Story of Orestes A Condensation of the Trilogy

  • And now it is struck; for, starting from his trance into that unspeakable thing called his "flurry," the monster horribly wallowed in his blood, overwrapped himself in impenetrable, mad, boiling spray, so that the imperilled craft, instantly dropping astern, had much ado blindly to struggle out from that phrensied twilight into the clear air of the day.

    Moby Dick, or, the whale

  • [FN#311] Here appears the nervous, excitable, hysterical Arab temperament which is almost phrensied by the neighbourhood of a home from which he had run away.

    Arabian nights. English

  • And now it is struck; for, starting from his trance into that unspeakable thing called his 'flurry,' the monster horribly wallowed in his blood, over - wrapped himself in impenetrable, mad, boiling spray, so that the imperilled craft, instantly dropping astern, had much ado blindly to struggle out from that phrensied twilight into the clear air of the day.

    Moby-Dick, or, The Whale

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